THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
FARR Thomas
2/277, Major, New Zealand Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Service Oder
Gazetted 7 November 1918, p13137
For conspicuous gallantry in action.  Under the very heavy shellfire that the enemy were directing on his battery, he walked up and down behind the guns, encouraging his men and directing their fire with the greatest coolness and composure.  He set a splendid example which greatly helped the excellent discipline of his men

Military Cross
Gazetted 14 January 1916, p591
Krithia 25 May – 17 August 1915.  Bought to notice of GOC 29th Indian Brigade for the very excellent work carried out by him during the period 25 May – 17 August 1915 while the battery as attached to 147th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, 29th Division. For the greater part of this period Capatin Farr’s almost continuous service as FOO and during several advances which our Infantry Brigade made Captain Farr even under heavy fire kept up splendid communication with the Battery thus enabling close co-operation with our Infantry

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 November 1915, p11003
Mentioned in General I. Hamilton’s dispatch of the 26th August 1915 (Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918, p15230
Sir D. Haig’s dispatch dated 8 November 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond the Seas Long Service & Good Conduct Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal

NOTES
Born 1 January 1879, Waverley, New Zealand
Died 30 May 1941, Wellington, New Zealand